News tagged with space physics

Quasars: Mileposts marking the universe's expansion

Scientists can't travel deep space the way Columbus sailed and charted the New World or Lewis and Clark mapped the west. But, researchers at Case Western Reserve University and two partnering institutions have found a possible ...

dateSep 18, 2012 in Astronomy
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Man-made aurora to help predict space weather

( -- For more than 25 years, our understanding of terrestrial space weather has been partly based on incorrect assumptions about how nitrogen, the most abundant gas in our atmosphere, reacts when it collides with ...

dateJun 08, 2010 in General Physics
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Long-sought pattern of ancient light detected

( —The journey of light from the very early universe to modern telescopes is long and winding. The ancient light traveled billions of years to reach us, and along the way, its path was distorted by the pull of ...

dateOct 22, 2013 in General Physics
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Scientists launch rocket into aurora

( -- With the full sky shimmering in green aurora, Saturday night (Feb. 18, 2012) a team of scientists, including space physicist Marc Lessard and graduate students from the University of New Hampshire's Space ...

dateFeb 20, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Disentangling information from photons

Theoretical physicist Filippo Miatto and colleagues from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, have found a new method of reliably assessing the information contained in photon pairs used for applications in cryptography ...

dateJul 12, 2012 in General Physics
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The spectral energy distribution of protostars

( -- Stars form when gravitational forces coalesce the gas and dust in interstellar clouds until the material forms clumps dense enough to become stars. Precisely how this happens, however, is still very uncertain. ...

dateAug 06, 2012 in Astronomy
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Hubble zooms in on a magnified galaxy

( -- Thanks to the presence of a natural "zoom lens" in space, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope got a uniquely close-up look at the brightest "magnified" galaxy yet discovered.

dateFeb 02, 2012 in Astronomy
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